BEING A TEACHER....

BEING A TEACHER IS A DIFFICULT TASK NOWADAYS, SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW THIS PIECE OF ADVICE BY BRUCE LEE:

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

miércoles, 27 de enero de 2016

Don't you like classical music?


Here's an example that classical music can be amazing? (original song)



What do you reckon about these two Slovenian-Croatian super-musicians?

Here are some other examples: 1   2   3   4   5   6  (original songs: 1   2    3   4   5   6 )

and here's a playlist for you to listen!!!!

10 comentarios:

  1. These musicians are brillant. The classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music. But, they make classical music the a
    different way .It's funny!

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  3. I have seen the video about these two players, they play very well!! But I don't like classical music very much... I listen to music every day in my mobile phone because I like listening to music a lot while I´m doing my homework, but I prefer other kinds of music, specially pop and latino music. I have to say that I have listened to classical music when I was at school, in the music subject, but I didn't like it.
    All in all, although I like music very much, I prefer music which I can dance.

    MARGARITA LLANES VENEGAS 4ºA

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  5. “2 CELLOS” is the name of this fantastic cello duo, consisting of the Slovenian-Croatian Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. Apart from being two excellent cellists, they are known for doing incredible versions of well-known pop and rock songs with their two classical cellos. In 2011, they signed a contract with Sony Masterworks and since then they have already done three amazing albums. What kind of music do you like listening to? Is listening to classical music old-fashioned?

    It’s a well-known fact that we have nowadays a lot kinds of music Rock, Punk, Pop music, Jazz… that we can listen to. It’s not like a few decades ago that we only had the opportunity to listen to one or two kinds of music. Nowadays thanks to platforms like Youtube or Spotify, we can have all the songs that you can imagine in your mobile phones or laptops without any problems.

    Nevertheless, especially teenagers listen to other types of music like Reggaeton, Techno… that I’m not saying that they can’t listen to them, but that have lost a lot of the musical values that music used to have. It’s for this reason that I reckon that some genres of music like Classical, Rock music or Pop music have lost their places in favour of this kind of music. In spite of this, it’s true that musical tastes change and I think that it’s good, but there are some songs and values that we shouldn’t lose.

    All in all, I reckon that groups like 2 Cellos are good to listen to at least once in your life because they mix the traditional values with the new ones, which is twice better. Moreover, not all the modern music is like that since there are artists such as Adele, Avicii, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Stromae, Louane or Bruno Mars and groups like Cage the Elephant, Imagine Dragons or London Grammar whose records have become part of the history of modern music.

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  7. I think both of these musicians are really brilliant. It's so difficult to play classical music and it's even more difficult to compose some music. But what's classical music? The word classical is used to describe a musical style. It's used by popular culture to distinguish this kind of music from jazz,rock or other comtemporary styles. However, the word classical is a period of time in Western Art Music that describes the music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and other good composers who lived at that time. The term 'Classical Music' is a term for a genre of music that spans the course of hundreds of years.

    Actually, Classical Music is worse than the Classical Music that was created several hundreds years ago. I reckon fewer and fewer people listen to it.

    I don't like it very much, but it isn't so bad

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  8. Croatian cello duo 2Cellos took the public attention after uploading a cello-only cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" to YouTube. Then, the players Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser signed a contract with Sony in 2010 and released their debut album the following year. In 2013, they launched another album called" In2ition" based on songs from AC/DC and Coldplay l. "Orient Express." The duo's third studio album, 2015's "Celloverse", included songs inspired on Iron Maiden's "The Trooper," AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," and Mumford & Sons' "I Will Wait."
    I have seen the video about these two players, they play very well!! But I don't like classical music very much... I listen to music every day on my mobile phone because I like listening to music a lot while I´m doing my homework, but I prefer other kinds of music, specially pop and latin music. I have to say that I used to listen to classical music when I was at school, in the music subject, but I didn't like it.
    All in all, although I like music very much, I prefer music which I can dance.

    MARGARITA LLANES VENEGAS 4ºA

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  9. I really liked this video, and I also liked too much Avicii's song. I think it is too difficult to play an instrument like them. However, we can get everything we set out with our effort.

    I like listening to this kind of music, but I'm not into it. I prefer listening songs with lyrics and with another rhythm. On the contrary, I like too much listening to instrumental paso dobles, marches, and this kind of music. This music encourage me a lot!

    I usually watch a part of the New Year Concert that it is given on channel "The One" the first of January. It is so beautiful to listen to it!

    Music has benefits and here I posted ones:

    - It increases physical performance and it helps you to get the most out of your workout.
    - Classical music helps to relax your body physically while it is calming your mind.
    - Music helps to reprogram the brain to focus on the music rather than the physical pain.
    - It improve mood and lower stress.
    - It boosts your brainpower.

    It is incredible how music can help you!

    María Béjar Rodríguez 4º ESO A

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  10. 2Cellos is music duo from Croatia, formed by Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. They have released four albums, but they are most known for have played well-known pop and rock songs from others artists as well as classical and film music, like the video above, where they play Wake me up by Avicii but with a classical music style.

    I don´t know too much about them, but I have seen so many videos of them on Youtube, and the only one thing I can say about them is "WOW" they have such an incredible skill to play their Cellos. They can also play every music style and it still sounds amazing

    Answering the title question, I don´t like classical music at all, I prefer Pop music, or just instrumental music without lyrics.


    Eduardo Pérez

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